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Sizable staff layoffs at Capcom Europe

More than half of staff 'faces redundancy'
Oct 03
// Dale North
A report in the print version of MCV says that Capcom Europe are undergoing a major restructuring, and that more than half of the staff "faces redundancy" with a number of positions merging.  A Capcom statement to MCV sa...
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Eidos Montreal

David Anfossi is the new head of Eidos Montreal studio

Anfossi was the executive producer of Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Aug 01
// Alasdair Duncan
After the surprising resignation of Stephane D'Astous earlier in July, Eidos Montreal have announced that David Anfossi is the new head of the studio. Anfossi was the Executive Producer of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, the studi...
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Epic Games

Job listing reveals unannounced title from Epic Games

Epic working on an unnamed online action game
Jul 08
// Alasdair Duncan
Epic games revealed that it is working on a "competitive online action game" via a job listing posted on its website. The studio is currently looking for a Senior Systems Designer to work on one of two projects; one is Fortni...
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EA is opening a new DICE studio in Los Angeles

Set to work on Battlefield and Star Wars
May 15
// Jordan Devore
Battlefield developer DICE is expanding out of Sweden with a new studio formed in Los Angeles. According to a representative, DICE LA "will work on the Battlefield franchise" as expected, plus "unannounced projects, all buil...
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Job listing hints at 'unique' next-gen game from Obsidian

Fallout: New Vegas devs planning for the new consoles
May 02
// Alasdair Duncan
Eagle eyed OXM have spotted a job listing on the Obsidian website for a level designer to work on a "unique next generation game." Obsidian staff have mentioned how they would love to work on a Fallout: New Vegas 2 but "uniqu...
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Warren Spector

Warren Spector ends D.I.C.E. talk with a reminder...

He's unemployed
Feb 07
// Dale North
As you may have heard, Junction Point recently closed. Studio head Warren Spector just ended his D.I.C.E. 2013 Summit talk this morning with a reminder of that, for all his peers at the event. The audience had a laugh. Someone hire this man!
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Monolith Soft on 3DS?

Monolith Soft also working on a 3DS game?

Pretty tease art
Feb 03
// Dale North
After the announcement of an upcoming Xeno-series game from Monolith Soft for the Wii U last month, I had everything I needed from them for this year. But today a surprise pops up -- another potential Monolith Soft game for 3...

DICE working on porting Frostbite to Mac OS X

The coffee shops are about to get frosty
Jan 29
// Keith Swiader
A job listing reveals that DICE is currently working on bringing Mac OS X compatibility to its Frostbite game engine. The listing calls for a "Mac OS X Engineer" who will help the Frostbite team deliver" an engine as great on...

SuperBot is hiring, could be for PlayStation All-Stars 2

Is a sequel already in the cards?
Dec 12
// Chris Carter
I really enjoyed my time with PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, and I wouldn't mind a sequel somewhere down the line with more characters that helped define the platform (if Sony could work out deals with Activision to get...

Rockstar's hiring everybody

Even your nan
Dec 11
// Fraser Brown
Rockstar's been rather busy of late, drip feeding us screenshots and trailers of Grand Theft Auto V while, presumably, working on said game. They've also been doing quite a bit of hiring. For months now Rockstar North ha...

Sledgehammer hiring for new Call of Duty title

...for Xbox 360 and PS3
Nov 19
// Dale North
A new Call of Duty title? No one would be surprised. But one for the Xbox 360 and PS3? Hmm. Sledgehammer Games, the co-developers of Modern Warfare 3, are hiring a Senior Environment Artist for an upcoming Call of Duty f...

Valve is entering the computer hardware space

Frustrated by the lack of innovation
Sep 03
// Jordan Devore
On its job postings page, Valve is looking to bring on an industrial designer. The description for this position says that the company is "hoping to add your expertise in product design and manufacturing, ergonomics, usabili...

Harmonix hiring a Combat Designer for next-gen game

Aug 21
// Conrad Zimmerman
Now here's an interesting curiosity. It seems that Cambridge-based developer Harmonix is hiring for a position rather unlike what you may expect of them: A Combat Designer. Here's a bit of what they had in mind, found in the ...

Game Career Guide will help you get good game jorbs

Jul 15
// Allistair Pinsof
One of the most asked questions I get as a game journalist is "How do you write crazy awesome game reviews and have non-stop sex with Russian models in the back of bazillion dollar sports cars all the time?" The second most a...

YouTube hiring for work on next generation consoles

Apr 18
// Dale North
YouTube has listed a job position for a software engineer that will develop versions of YouTube to work with next generation consoles. Under the listed responsibilities we find that they're looking to "build the next generat...

Remedy is working on a game for next gen consoles

Mar 22
// Dale North
Remedy Entertainment is hiring for their next game, which they say is a project 'targeted at future generation consoles.' A posting on Remedy's community forums let members know that more than 20 job openings will open up in ...

Job listing points to Limbo port for iOS and Android

Feb 28
// Dale North
A new Playdead job listing on Gamasutra asks for a programmer that can help port games to new platforms. Playdead's Limbo is available for Xbox 360, PS3, computers and OnLive, but the Copenhagen, Denmark based studio is ...

Kojima Productions plans to open new studio in California

Feb 22
// Dale North
Kojima Productions confirms that they're looking to open a new studio in California. A tweet from senior producer Kenichiro Imaizumi says that they're looking to set up shop in The Golden State, but only if they "can find the...

New Ubisoft MMO could be a Wii U title

Dec 06
// Fraser Brown
Ubisoft are working on a new AAA MMORPG, the publisher revealed through a tweet looking for new staff. A sleuth on NeoGAF spotted it and now the tubes are abuzz with speculation. Following the link on the tweet takes you to t...

Gearbox is casting an IRL Lilith for Borderlands 2

Nov 30
// Dale North
Gearbox is needing a live-action lookalike for one of their Borderlands characters, Lilith. The person casted will become Lilith, and will appear in Borderlands 2 as well as at trade shows and other events. What a great gig! ...

Job listings at Treyarch could point to new games

Oct 05
// Dale North
If you're poking around the job listings on Treyarch's webpage you might get the feeling that they're working on something new. The following are duties (HA! Get it? Duty?) that point to new games. Look at the listing ...

LucasArts now hiring for new projects

Sep 15
// David Rayfield
In the mid-to-late nineties, LucasArts was one of the most exciting game developers on the planet. Since then, the quality of their titles has been rather hit-and-miss. That latter-day disappointment may be about to change, a...

Ubisoft is hiring help: Assassin's Creed encyclopedia

Mar 24
// Dale North
 Ubisoft sent me a heads-up on this job this morning. As you may know, they're working on an Assassin's Creed encyclopedia. That's a huge undertaking and they're needing some help. This is a real gig ...

Consistency, thy name is NOT Entertainment Weekly

Dec 18
// Jim Sterling
So, yesterday we talked about how Entertainment Weekly voted Kirby's Epic Yarn the single worst game of 2010. While a bizarre choice in a year that saw games full of real technical, design and visual flaws, EW is entitled to ...

Microsoft Game Studios is looking for talent for XBLA

Nov 16
// Dale North
Microsoft Game Studios is on the hunt for talent. They're wanting people to make Xbox Live Arcade and Windows Phone 7 games. They say that they're "aggressively" looking for both established and new developers to make games. ...

Sledgehammer games is hiring, work on Call of Duty

Aug 15
// Matthew Razak
Are you one of those people who has serious doubts about Call of Duty being any good now that Infinity Ward has exploded and developers like Sledgehammer games are jumping into the franchise? Well, don't just bitch about it! ...

Round 1 of Modern Method's movie site hiring complete

Aug 10
// Matthew Razak
After sorting through nearly 200 applications and more Inception reviews than any one person should ever read, Tom and I have narrowed our list down for the second round of the hiring process for Modern Method's new movie sit...

Last call: Destructoid is hiring a video ham

Jul 26
// Niero Desu
Deadline reminder!  Today's the last day to submit a video.  Good luck!  Over 200 people applied, so we haven't seen them all yet or even read the emails.  I'm extremely thankful to everyone that applied, ...

Looking for some writers for Modern Method's upcoming movie site

Jul 20
// Matthew Razak
Oh yes, it's coming. Problem is it can't come until we get some writers to fill it up with content. I suppose you can consider this the semi-official announcement before the official announcement when everything will be revea...

343 Industries bringing on more talent for new Halo game

Jul 01
// Jordan Devore
We haven't a clue what the next installment in the Halo franchise will be like on any meaningful level, but we do know 343 Industries is handling its development. And now, we also know that the studio is in need of some fresh...

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